13 mai 2016

Math Geek Mom: Fun

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. It is often the case that, when modeling choices involving leisure and working for pay, economists model leisure as the amount of time left over after one has chosen the number of hours to work. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Exercising Judgement

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. There is an idea in Economics that discusses where firms will “place” their products, both physically and in terms of small differences in those products. Often described as “ice cream vendors on the beach” it does not necessarily deal with ice cream or beaches, but can be seen in clusters of similar businesses, such as gas stations or fast food restaurants, or even in types of cereal that tend to group themselves by tastes. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: The Purpose of College

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. I discovered early in this sabbatical that I needed to learn more Game Theory in order to be able to write coherently about the ways it relates to the workings of the nonprofit sector. Read more...

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Motherhood and Media

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Laura Tropp. Last week, in advance of Mother’s Day, I gave the keynote address at the Museum of Motherhood’s Annual Conference. In the talk, I looked at the representation of motherhood and feminism in popular culture over the past year. I thought I would use this column to share some of what I have found. Read more...

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When You Can’t Check Your Privilege at the Door

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Laura Tropp. When the faculty at my college voted to add in a general education requirement to incorporate issues of race and ethnicity, I saw it as an opportunity to have my Motherhood class fit into this requirement; I could use this as a chance to make the class not just about motherhood issues but about understanding them within the lenses of race, class, and identity. Read more...

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The Day After Mother’s Day

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. It’s mother’s day as I write this, and I’m thinking about the week ahead in the library. At this time of year the reference desk is where you ask “how do I cite this comment on a YouTube video in Chicago Style?” Earlier we began to think the students thought we were a nerdy form of hotel concierge, there to help them locate books in the stacks. Read more...

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All Purpose

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. I’ve been doing some historical research lately – actually, just looking back at some documents from a decade or two ago, but it feels like visiting another time. How very different libraries were in 1997 or 2003. Read more...

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The (Lasting?) Value of Libraries

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. There’s a new report out from the Association of College and Research Libraries summarizing the findings of the second year of a project called Assessment in Action, an ambitious attempt involving over 200 institutions to see how libraries contribute to student learning and how we can measure that contribution. Read more...

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Guest Review: ‘A Body, Undone: Living On After Great Pain’

By Oronte. Christina Crosby wakes in the hospital a few days after a life-changing bicycle accident. The roof of her mouth is wired; her mouth feels like metal. The hospital ceiling is white, the machines buzz. Read more...

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Making Teams Work

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/StratEDgy%20Graphic%20Resized.jpg?itok=kIrUoz70By Margaret Andrews. I’ve been a member, leader, and launcher of many teams throughout my professional life and have used teams in the majority of classes I teach. This experience led me to become more interested in what makes some team work, what makes some teams go haywire, how to manage team conflict, and how to bring ‘stuck’ teams back to being productive – so I started to study teams, then teaching what I learned to student teams, and ultimately created a class, Making Teams Work. Read more...

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